Recent QuestionsQ: I have an other question about Vista menus :
If the word is too long, the dhtml menu images are not correct.
Please look at the screenshot.
A: See images in Vista Templates have the fixed width and height (92 x 21).
You can try to use the following parameter to use combinedbackground for your items, for example:
var beforeItemImage = [,]; //left-side image for normal and mouse over state
var itemBackImage = [,]; //background or image for normal and mouse over state
var afterItemImage = [,]; //right-side image for normal and mouse over state
var beforeItemImageW = '';
var afterItemImageW = '';
var beforeItemImageH = '';
var afterItemImageH ='';
But you should create a small images in any Graph Editor, for example:
Q: What I meant was that there is an API function dm_ext_changeItem that allows you to specify 8 dropdown menu parameters in an array. What if I only want to change one of them like the link for example? What do I specify in my function call to leave the other 7 parameters unchanged? Do I specify the existing values? Or, can I just put in a comma with no parameter? That would be a lot easier. Thank you.
A: You should specify only dropdown menu parameters you want to change.
You should just put a commas with no parameters, for example:
dm_ext_changeItem(0, 0, 1, ["Deluxe Menu Info", "", "", "", "Deluxe Menu Hint",,"1"]);
Q: I can’t seem to figure out how to keep last clicked item in my java menu script marked.
I use these options:
pressedItem = -1
var saveNavigationPath = 1;
Where and how do I determine the background color of the clicked item?
I also have this problem on Deluxe Tree.
A: The menu has only two states normal and mouseover.
Try to do the following things:
- delete var pressedItem=1; parameter from your data file
- set correct parameter on each page before you call data file, forexample:
function dm_ext_setPressedItem (menuInd, submenuInd, itemInd, recursion)
Sets a current pressed item.
menuInd - index of a menu on a page, >= 0.
submenuInd - index of a submenu, >= 0.
itemInd - index of an item, >=0.
recursion = true/false - highlight parent items.
But notice, to use dm_ext_setPressedItem() you should know ID of selected item and subitem.
You can't get this ID after you reload your page. That is why you should write your own code on PHP.
Q: I'm looking at evaluating your Deluxe menu software for inclusion in our current web based software solution and am particularly taken with the 'Ajax style' loading.
Could you please answer a couple of questions with respect to that.
At what point does it load those file ¦ initially when menu is drawn (so multiple small hits to app server) or when the user selects the menu? Does the link href *have* to be a .js file ¦ or can it be any valid file type that returns the correct data? I have to generate the menu options dynamically from a DB and therefore really need to include a JSP style file.
Our current menu system (made up of 4 levels deep contains over 300 links, which is why I want to minimise server hit as much as possible!
A: It loads when the user move his mouse above the menu items.
You can use any extension for these files. But the file structureshould be the same as in our example.